Wagga Wagga, or Wogga as it is colloquially known, is a bustling inland town perched on the banks of the Murrumbidgee River. Touted as an Australian icon, Wagga Wagga is a vibrant mix of history, resplendent nature, a sassy arts scene and unbeatable landscapes. Capital of the Riverina area, Wagga Wagga is also the capital of wine country, producing the most wine in all of New South Wales. Cosmopolitan, trendy, laid back yet humble, Wagga Wagga is a delightful holiday destination, perfect for the whole family. Stunning weather and plenty of exciting activities are just a small part of the intoxicating attractions to the riverside town.
Wagga Wagga has a temperate climate, which means hot summers. Summer runs from November to March, so if you are not a fan of the heat - it can climb into the mid 40 degree Celsius range, then visit during autumn when it is cooler. The middle of winter is frosty and cold, and although rare, snow is not unheard of. If you don't like extreme temperatures, then the seasons of spring and autumn are for you.
Charles Sturt University Winery - Visit the Cellar Door for a tour of the winery, check out the wine science school, and see how they have been making wine here since the 70s. Enjoy wine tasting, and pick up some olive oil from the oldest olive plantations in Australia.
Botanic Gardens Wagga Wagga - 20 hectares of perfectly manicured, individually themed gardens, a free flight aviary, miniature zoo, playgrounds and parks are the perfect place to take a family for the day. Loads of picnic, BBQ spots and ablutions.
Wiradjuri Walking Track - Choose 2 routes. One is just over 10km around the Wollundry Lagoon, and the other about 30km all around the city of Wagga Wagga along the banks of the Murrumbidgee River. Perfect for people of all ages and fitness levels.
Livingstone National Park - An astonishing showcase of native flora and fauna, just 15 minutes drive out of the heart of Wagga Wagga. A breathtaking reserve and conservation area.
Steam and Vintage Museum - Kids will love the museum with their vintage steam trains and locomotives. Open to the public on the 1st and 3rd Sunday of every month, and is free of charge.
Australian Pen Museum - A completely unique experience, and certainly the only one of its kind in Australia, the pen museum is a showcase of old desks, writing implements, documents, and ink pots, many well over 100 years old. Show kids how things were done in the old days.
Sunday Markets - Every Sunday until lunch time there is a delightful market held in the Myer car park. Pick up delicious homemade food, hand crafts, vintage items and collectables. A wonderful way to start a lazy Sunday.
Wagga Beach - Right on the banks of the glorious Murrumbigdee River, the Wagga Beach is located right in the middle of the city, and is the perfect place to cool off in the hot and balmy summer months. Chill out under the trees, enjoy a lazy picnic or BBQ, and swim in the inviting waters. Watch out for the famous 5 o'clock wave!